Tuesday, October 11, 2016

PTQ Meeting Minutes Oct 8, 2016

Minutes for October 8, 2016
9:45 meeting was brought to order with Lauren Hutchins presiding.  Lauren read last month’s minutes. And there was a motion by Terri H. and a 2nd by Michelle M. to accept them as read.
Lauren read treasurer's report.
Binding has been sewn on Civil War Log Cabin Quilt and the Maple Street Quilters will attach the hanging sleeve that was from the supply closet.
Discuss the need to get heavy duty clothespin for hanging quilts. They can be found at Wal-Mart or Hobby Lobby.
MQA Gathering (October 21st and 22nd) Discussions…
For MQA gathering set up please be at the Trotter about 8 am or close to it. There will be plenty of work so even if you cannot make it at 8 am please come when you can.  Let Lauren know if you will be there and you will be assigned as to where and who to help that morning.  Goody bags will go to those who signed up in advance first…these will be labeled and placed in alphabetical order behind registration table for ease of passing out.  When you arrive you will be directed as to where to help out or to put things, but we ask that you please be flexible if you are needed elsewhere. If you complete your task please ask Lauren and she will direct you to another area that needs help.  Lauren is going to fix up a board to show where everything goes to make this process easier.
Tall people are needed to help hold up quilts for trunk show…these will not be limited to PTQ members but MQA members as well.
The raffle table will need to be set up and manned both Friday and Saturday for the Civil War Quilt and the Sewing Machine.  They will be on the same table but different tickets will be issued for each one since the quilt winner will not be announced till after pilgrimage.
There will be a show and tell on Saturday at end of gathering for all who attend to show off any quilting that they have done that they would like to present to the group.
Naomi is in charge of the Reception committee and has set up the following…Rita will set up decorations for table, Lauren will bring cookies, Naomi’s son will bring cupcakes or cookies, Naomi will bring cookies and punch, Judy will bring cups and plates, and Terri H. will bring nuts.
Terry H. is in charge of door prizes and has gathered about 20 total.
Security helpers are needed and several members’ husbands have been volunteered. J
If problems or questions arise we ask that you try to solve them yourselves if possible, then If you are not sure then the committee head can be asked, and then Lauren as executive decision maker if you cannot come to an answer.  We ask that you not overwhelm Judy with all the questions during this trying time for her please.
There was a list passed around that we were to put name and time that you can be there on , how many quilts you are bringing (if any), and if your husband can help write down his name in there, and where you might like to help (otherwise you will just be assigned).  Those of you not present or who did not get this list please email Lauren the information please.
Lauren will send email telling where you will be helping and who to help ease this process.  More definite decisions will be made as to which tables will be where based on lighting assessment.
Talked of a need for white table cloths for banquet tables…Michelle M. volunteered her church’s table cloths.
Tables will be set up in advance so we can put things on.  There will be 3 microphones available for Annette’s skit.
Everyone is to bring a decadent dessert (NO STORE BOUGHT ITEMS PLEASE).  We ask that they be there by noon and please try not to bring desserts that need refrigeration.  If your desserts have nuts or nut products please label accordingly!
There will be assigned times for all PTQ to man the raffle and silent auction so that everyone will be able to enjoy the gathering…if a particular time slot does not work for you please find someone to swap with you.
Registration forms were provided for those who didn’t have one.
Christmas Party Discussion…
Christmas party will be the 1st Saturday in December (12/3/16)
If you are participating in the homemade item exchange please get started time is clocking down.
It will be potluck with everyone bringing a dish of their choice.
Secret Santa’s have been assigned so if you didn’t get one and you signed up please contact Lauren.
Directions to the parted will be posted or emailed soon.
Officers 2017 Discussion…
Officer’s slate was presented by Carol… President – Rita Williams, Vice President – Naomi Perry, Secretary- Gwen Sisson, and Treasurer – Michelle Miller.  President selection was made erroneously and Tonya Stewart was nominated from the floor by Carol as a possible candidate…she accepted the nomination.  We held vote and it was passed unanimously in favor of the following:
                President 2017 – Tonya Stewart
                Vice President 2017 – Naomi Perry
                Secretary 2017 – Gwen Sisson
                Treasurer 2017 – Michelle Miller
Other Discussions about PTQ Meetings…
Think about whether we really want two meetings a month for the New Year.  Whether we want to have one and the sewing needed for the guild to be done after lunch break or meet twice a month.  The reason being we are tying up the RAC basement for two Saturdays a month when sometimes we only stay for half a day or no one shows for the sit n sew.  Since the RAC is growing in programs it might be fair to consider limiting it to one day a month or a certain set of hours so that they will be able to book more.
Barb suggested the possibility of meeting at the new extension service building that is being constructed at this time.
Patti suggested possibly reinstating chef on shoestring with more volunteers/rotations among member to alternate bringing the food.
Annette mentioned that everyone used to participate in doing a demo or program with all the audience making a sample of what was being demonstrated. Talked about this being a possible restarting for the New Year. 
We need members to step up for these things in order to get them going or keep them going.
Also mentioned was the possibility of a week-long quilt retreat for PTQ at RAC for charity or work on your own quilts…Lauren will check on that possibility.
Watana brought up the possibility of the guild doing another name that tune quilt that we did before that has been so popular when displayed various places.
Guild challenge quilts are possibilities for next year.
Lauren said that she thought that more of the membership should be involved in making these decisions concerning the proposed changes, and said that these issues would be brought before the membership again at either the November meeting or the PTQ Christmas Party  on December 3rd.
Naomi also mentioned that a quilt we donated to the TN Williams home is being displayed for any of the new members who did not know about it.
Library and PTQ…
Christmas tree decorating at the library begins November 29 and goes through December 2 at 2 pm. There will be a tree provided for PTQ to decorate…the theme is Red, Green, and Gold.  They ask that there be no loose items like edible items, sprays, glitter, etc... placed on the tree.
December 8 there will be a festival of trees from 4 – 6 when the public can walk through the library view all the trees and vote on their favorite ones.
Ruby, Lauren, and Karen volunteered to help with tree decorating if anyone else is interested please let them know.
PTQ is asking that each member make one ornament for the tree that is quilt related, patchwork fabric, in red, green, and/or gold to help update the ornaments that are placed on the tree.
On Wednesday March 8th at 12 noon the library wants to honor quilters who have hung quilts in the library... there will be a reception with light snacks available.  They are trying to get Mary Lohrenz who is a curator for Governor’s Mansion in Jackson…to give a presentation.
They are asking for information on who they contact about inviting, what you might expect them to provide, and the possibility of us donating a scrapbook for PTQ to archives (which would never be able to leave the archive room but would be available for viewing)
Karen A. suggested that Mary Lohrenz be asked to bring samples (if possible) of hand work or quilting…etc. as well as volunteered to contact the fiber arts teacher at MUW for those in that class who might be interested in attending.

Show and Tell:
Annette struck up a conversation in Wal-Mart fabric department with a shopper whose mother quilts.  She received a letter that she shared with the guild along with pictures that came from that mother who lives in Rochester, NY.  She hopes to have a visit that coincides with a meeting of ours so that she can visit with us.
Watana showed her “New Quilts from and Old Favorite – Flying Geese” 

CC showed her 25 by 25 “Stylized Magnolia” and Friendship Star quilt that was backed with minky fabric that was hand quilted

Carla showed a Wonky Star quilt.


Winners from our guild that participated in the Pine Belt Quilt show were:
Machine Quilting – Domestic Machine - Bird of Paradise Revisited – Judy Stokes
Team Pieced –Small - 1st Soaring to New Heights - Judy Stokes and Colleen Eskridge
1st in Applique - Rose Wreath - Brenda Crownover
1st in Art Quilts A Glimpse Through the Lattice—Cattails - Julia Graber
Pieced –Small 3rd Twirly Birds - Julia Graber
Best of Show – Small - Mississippi Ag Museum in Bloom - Martha Ginn, Julia Graber, Cathy Reininger, Rita Warnock, J Marcus Weekley

Minutes courtesy of Tonya.
Photos courtesy of Karen.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

PTQ Meeting September 10, 2016

Show and Tell:

Julia's "Ruby Stained Glass" sliced quilt for Barbara Cline's new book
For National Quilt Museum Show-New Quilt from and Old Favorite using flying geese  Judy & Colleen "Soaring to new Heights"  Julia "Twirly Birds"

Watana was asked to put these family heirloom Sue and Sam blocks together and quilt them.
Label for Sue and Sam quilt.
Keri quilt for her second grandchild  to be born in October.
Tonya's  Leah Day block of Month #9
Tonya's Sugar Club BOM "To and Fro"
Tonya "Shopkins" change purse.
Kathy H : Applique and pieced "Almost Free"
She used an extra block for the Label

PTQ  Sept. 10, 2016  Meeting Minutes
Old Business
Guild approved minutes for August meeting and the August treasurer’s report.

Secret Santa information sheets were distributed to participants.

T-Shirt Order:  Eva Marie sent guild e-mail about t-shirt order.  Today was ordering and pre-payment deadline.  

MQA Fall Gathering Friday, October 21 through Saturday, October 22— a Mississippi Quilt Association Members event---not a quilt show for the general public.  MQA Newsletter going out this week with registration forms and information.

·        Sept 24 during the Sit-N-Sew, the guild will assemble goody bags.  Judy will store at her home until Oct 21.

·        SIX ladies will be recognized as MQA Outstanding Mississippi Quilters on Saturday, Oct 22, from 1 – 3 pm. Naomi volunteered to coordinate/make preparations for refreshments for the afternoon.

·        Supper coordinator, Barb, shared the good news of a updated FULL kitchen at the Trotter. 
·        Needed are 2 turkey roaster pans, 2 nice large soup ladles; 2 carafe “Air Pots” for coffee service
·         no creamer pitchers will be needed for salad dressing
·        HOME MADE DESSERTS BUFFET – Bring your most decadent, most beautiful, most scrumptious HOME MADE dessert.  No store bought this time ladies. Trifles, layered desserts, bring on the delicacies!  

Hanging Quilts—Please bring your LABELED quilts.  They may have been made as a result of a guild class, small quilts from Susan Cleveland class, small quilts from Julia’s silo art quilt class, challenge quilts, friendship quilts, medallion quilts, Art quilts of all sizes, fractured quilts—The upstairs of the Trotter has a balcony railing that will need to be filled with quilts. We’d rather have an abundance to choose from than not enough.  If your quilt does not have a hanging sleeve, we will use clothes pins or binder clips to hang it, so bring what you have.  If you are planning to complete a 25 x 25 Celebration of 25 years of MQA, you still have time.
Diane has the PTQ quilt racks.  MQA has some as well.
Commercial Dispatch will be contacted about the MQA Outstanding Quilters being honored.
PARKING:  Friday, pull up to the 5th street upper level entrance, unload, and then go park in the free parking beside the Trotter and behind the former Gilmer.  Leave the spaces in front for loading and unloading. FRIDAY the “meter maid” will chalk mark tires and write tickets.  Saturday park your vehicle at the soccer complex, the farmers market, or behind the Law Offices next door to Zachary’s.

Opportunities for the Log Cabin Quilt and the Featherweight will be priced as follows:
$2 per single ticket                          $5 for 3 tickets             $10 for 10 tickets

Time to select a slate of officers to serve in 2017.  The nominating committee-- Julia, Carol, and Diane—will present nominees at the October meeting.

Annette and her team gave us a preview of MQA Friday evening skits.

Julia had Studio Art Quilt Associates Trunk show from around the world on display for all to feast the eyes upon; beautiful pieces of art, each one.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

August 13, 2016 Meeting

Shirley G-- "Biscuit" or "puff" quilt for a grand child.

Latricia rescued blocks and pieces from a garage sale.  She's been completing the blocks by hand.

Brenda Ca.-- A Missouri Star Quilt Co pattern.  Quilted by Watanna.

Doris started a wedding quilt for a grand daughter.

Doris is teaching her 8 year old grand daughter quilting.  Grandaughter made this quilt.

Annette's quilt from a Karen Combs class.

Annette's string quilt top for charity quilt donation.

Tonya's Leah Day block of the month.

Tonya's  Sugar Club block of the month.

Tonya -  Baby quilt for special friend now in MN.

Carol's Sister, Linda, Christmas quilt.

Carol's Sister,  Linda, Charity quilt for Claire House in Tulsa--end of life care facility.

Sherry S.  Warmest Wishes--made this past week while visiting her Sis-in-Law, Judy.

Brenda Cr.  Beulah Stars quilt made on her 1951 Singer.  Machine quilted.

Karen received this handmade gift-- tri-axil hand woven bag.

Karen's great find --rescued quilt she is restoring.

Karen baby blanket for great nephew.

Karen working on an applique branch block.

Gwen and Judy with their Summer Carnival blocks made at MQA classes with Mickey Depre.

Pieced Hexies made during June MQA classes with Mickey Depre.  Brenda Cr., Lauren, Gwen, Judy

Judy S. --Happy Dots for Granddaughter going to college.

Judy S.  Baby quilt for family member


Meeting Minutes:

Minutes read and approved.
Treasurer report read and approved.

Reminder--Old Man River Quilt Fest this week in Vicksburg.

Old Business

Jacquie Gering will not be able to come Sept. 24 due to illness.  We will reschedule her at a later date.
Sept. 24 Sit and Sew time will be used for preparing for the Fall Gathering.

Monday, August 15, PTQ ladies in leadership for Fall Gathering will tour the Trotter in view of planning for Fall Gathering set up.  Details and more concrete plans will be made after this tour.

Quilts will be hung during the Fall Gathering.  Look through your quilts and select some for hanging.  All kinds of quilts from traditional to art quilts will be needed.
Create, Integrate, Celebrate!
Reminder to bring your cream pitchers for salad dressing to be poured from at Fall Gathering supper.
Naomi shared possible game idea.
Demos can be done during Fall Gathering.  Let Judy know if you have something in mind.

Christmas Social, Saturday, Dec. 3.  Flint Hill United Methodist Church.
Secret Santa Wish Lists were created and collected.  Lauren will be managing the details.
Are you working on your handmade gift?
We will have a pot-luck luncheon.  Find your delicious recipe now.

Pigeon Forge Piecemakers Guild Challenge- Feb1 will be due date for this challenge.  Strictly Black, White and one color of your choice.  Judy S. Has all the information.  See July 9 post as well.

 New Business

Suggestion was made to ask PTQ members Julia and Karen to offer classes for the guild.

Karen reported that Columbus Arts Council has a contest for the CAC 2017 calendar.  Actual art work will be displayed in the small gallery during September.  MUW professor will jury 11 pieces.  One piece will be viewers choice.  All winners will receive a free CAC calendar.

Guild Quilt for CAC donation--Brenda Cr.  displayed red and white 6 inch block.  All members are encouraged to PRE-WASH and bring any kind of red scraps to begin making these blocks. The Creamy color will be purchased for this quilt.  Blocks will be made at the PTQ Sit and Sew meeting times.

The sweet 16 blocks are completed and a red fabric has been purchased for the sashing.  This is ready for our next sit and sew.

Visitors--Sherry S--Judy's Sister-in-law  and Carol's sister , Linda.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

PTQ July 9, 2016 Meeting

July 9, 2016 PTQ Meeting Minutes

Old Business:
--MQA National Teacher Mickey Depre classes July 18-23
--Old Man River Quilt Fest in Vicksburg  *Quilt Show and classes August 16-20
--Iuka Quilt Show Sept 16-17
--Hattiesburg Quilt Show October 7-9

Possum Town Quilters Guild
National Teacher Jacquie Gering—Ms. Gering has been ill and is recovering.  Unsure if she will be able to come Sept 24.  Guild waiting to hear from her.

Fall Gathering October 21-22 
Rita W – gave brief outline of plans for decorating; Barb D-gave brief outline of 3 soups-Chili, vegetable, potato, mixed green salad, please bring your creamer pitchers to be filled with salad dressing;  volunteers will be needed to bring desserts; CC collecting items to place in Silent Auction; Barb made special announcement of Dave’s donation
Plans were made to visit the Trotter in August to discuss tables and arrangements with the staff there.

CHRISTMAS social – Saturday, December 3, 2016
Guild voted to change the Dirty Santa to Secret Santa.  At the AUGUST MEETING those who wish to participate in the Secret Santa gift exchange will need to have their “Wish List” prepared to give to Lauren so she can pass the Wishes along to the Santa who draws your name.
Hand Made Gift Game (right/left) will be played.  Begin now creating your hand made gift if you plan to participate in the game.  Remember you want to give away your best—is the gift I am giving something I would be thrilled to receive??  You have just a few days over 4 months to make something,  J

Membership booklet –Lauren will email the booklet to you


2017 Guild Challenge by Piecemakers of Sevier County 
Black & White and one other color
All guild members invited; Guild must have a minimum of 5 entries to qualify for exhibit; the black and white fabrics must be either (1) tone on tone (2) solids (3) black & white prints
The one other color fabric must be either (1) tone on tone (2) solid
The quilted item cannot exceed a PERIMETER of 160 inches
The quilted item must have a 4 inch sleeve and an identifying tag attached to the back
Please use the quilt entry form provided on line for “A Mountain Quiltfest” 2017 and a photo of the wall hanging
Judy S has all the information needed.

National Quilting Day March 18, 2017
Columbus Lowndes Public Library proposing a celebration.  Some type of educational program.  More to come.

In the Columbus Arts Council Gallery this month is Julia’s quilt show along with the tatting of Sherry Pence.  Take a friend and go by to view this exquisite exhibit.

Row By Row Experience began June 21. 

Cards of encouragement are being sent to guild members who are experiencing difficulties.

July 9 Show and Tell
Brenda C- "Rail Fence"  made in quilt class at Figg Fabric and Studio with Judy S as teacher

Doris G-
"Rail Fence"  made in quilt class at Figg Fabric and Studio with Judy S as teacher

Tonya S Amy Gibson Block of Month and 
Leah Day Block of Month


Julia G-- You are My Sunshine small quilt

Linda B--there is a story with the quilt which was a gift from friend

Gwen S--Farming boy quilt for nephew, quilted by Watanna C

Gwen S --Pink!Scrappy Strips, quilted by Watanna C